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Tupperware

[tuhp-er-wair]
Trademark.
  1. a brand name of plastic containers, used especially for food preparation and storage.
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Tupperware

noun
  1. trademark a range of plastic containers used for storing food
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Word Origin

C20: Tupper, US manufacturing company + ware 1
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Word Origin and History for tupperware

Tupperware

n.

1956, trademark (reg. U.S.), from Earl S. Tupper, president of Tupper Corp., + ware. Patent claims use from 1950.

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